Istanbul to Konya Day Trip
04:45 am – Collected from your hotel and take you to the airport for flight to Konya.
(Time can be changed according to available flights departure time)
06:55 am – You are going to fly from Istanbul to Konya.
(Please note that flight time can be changed according to availability)
08:15 am – Arrive in Konya Airport and our travel team will be waiting for you at the Konya Airport with the name sign. You are going to be picked up and drive to Konya center.
Konya & Mevlana Rumi Day Tour
Your Konya day tour starts by visiting the Mevlana Museum, where is located in Konya City Center. Today, it is the mausoleum of Jalal Ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also using the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. You are going to visit all available section in Mevlana Museum such as tombs, Tilavet Chamber (Quran Reading And Chanting), Semâ-Hâne (Ritual Hall), Matbah (Kitchen). We will continue the tour by visiting Selimiye Mosque. Selimiye mosque is located next door to Mevlana Museum. The mosque was commissioned by and named for, Sultan Selim II (1566-74) in the Ottoman style. Construction began in 1558 when Selim was still a prince and was completed shortly after he became sultan of Ottoman Empire, in 1567. Afterward, you will have lunch at the local restaurant. After having our lunch you are going to do panoramic Meram tour. Then continue to visit Tavusbaba Tomb of belongs to Seyh Tavus Mehmet El-Hindi, a Seljuk Period holy man (Sufi saint) near the Meram area. After visiting these places we go to Karatay Madrasah. Karatay Madrasah was usually founded and maintained by the sultan, princes and other nobles as well as the Wakf, who could afford to meet the expenses needed for free education to students. The Madrassa continued to be one of the main venues of education in the Muslim World under the Ottoman Caliphate until 1924 when Ataturk’s’ law of 16 March 1924 abolished it in favor of modern schools and universities. With our tour continue to visit the Ince Minaret Madrasa which dates from the 13th century. Originally a madrasa, an Islamic school, it is now a museum of wood and stone carving. It is named for its elegant tiled minaret. The minaret was originally much taller than the section that survives today and had an unusually slender appearance in comparison to the minarets of other contemporary Seljuk mosques, hence the name of the structure. Our last stop will be Alaaddin Mosque. Alaaddin Mosque which was built up on the hill is still surviving intact with its impressive beauty. The construction of the oldest and the biggest mosque of the period of Anatolia Seljuk in Konya was begun in the time of Seljuk Sultan Rukneddin Mesut I (1116-1156), was continued at the time of Kılıçarslan II and was completed in 1221, during the time of Alaaddin Keykubat. At the end of the Konya day tour, drive back to Konya Airport for fly back to Istanbul.
21:00 pm – You are going to take flight from Konya Airport to Istanbul
(Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to availability)
22:10 pm – Arrive in Istanbul. When you arrive at Istanbul airport, you are going to meet with our travel team at the airport with your name sign then transferred to your hotel.